Foundations for offender management
Theory, law and policy for contemporary practice
- Anne Robinson
- Hardback, 360 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 13 Jul 2011
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
'The book overall is an impressive achievement. It deals clearly and...accurately with a wide range of laws, policies and procedures. It is as up to date as it is possible for a book on probation and related themes to be.' - Internet Journal of Criminology
"Have been waiting for such an accesible text for some time: Finally it's arrived!"
Joe D'Angelo, Accrington & Rossendale College
"Adds a useful and timely discussion on how insights from research into why people stop offending can be incorporated into modern probation practice: a 'must-read' for those interested in working with those trying to leave crime behind."
Stephen Farrall, Sheffield University
"This book provides a comprehensive account of the contexts and challenges of working with people convicted of criminal offences. The sustained consideration of the values underpinning practices is particularly welcome at this time!"
Malcolm Cowburn, Principal Lecturer in Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University
About This Book
'Offender management' for probation means continuing commitment to constructive work with individuals who break the law but in a changing multi-agency context. Providing a comprehensive introduction to criminal justice work, this book negotiates the structures set by law and policy and allows readers to think critically about roles, accountabilities and professional skills and judgement. Looking at key areas of practice and law, including youth justice, human rights and safeguarding children, the book will be essential for students and practitioners in criminal justice and probation studies.
Author BiographyAnne Robinson has wide experience of offender management, having previously worked as a probation officer and as a manager in youth justice. She joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 and is currently course leader for the BA in Community Justice, delivering probation officer training with partner universities in Yorkshire & Humber and the North West. She is author of Stone's companion guide to enforcement (2010).
Part one: Offender management key considerations: Respecting rights and diversity
Modernisation and changing structures
Partnership and interagency-agency working
Part two: Offender management key law and policy: Human Rights
Dealing with risk and danger
Procedures at court
Engagement and enforcement
Part three: Offender management key areas of practice: Work with victims
Mentally disordered offenders
Life sentence prisoners.
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